Evans GP announces its strategic expansion with the inclusion of John Bennett in their driver lineup for the 2024 Formula Regional Middle East Championship.

In a move aimed at strengthening their competitive edge, Evans GP has confirmed a two-car team by pairing Bennett with Costa Toparis. This duo is expected to bring a blend of experience, skill, and determination to the upcoming championship, representing the team’s commitment to achieving excellence.

John Bennett’s addition to the team is grounded in his notable achievements in the GB3 Championship, where he secured podium finishes at Silverstone in 2023 and Donington Park in 2022. His standout 2021 season, culminating in a runner-up position in the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge – Pro category, underscores his proficiency and consistency on the race track.

Joshua Evans, the Team Principal at Evans GP, expressed his confidence in the team’s new lineup, stating, “We are pleased to welcome John Bennett to Evans GP. His track record and skills align with our team’s ethos of excellence and professionalism. Paired with Costa Toparis, we anticipate a competitive performance in the 2024 Formula Regional Middle East Championship.”

On joining Evans GP, John Bennett remarked, “I’m really looking forward to 2024, Evans is obviously a super competitive team. I really liked speaking with Josh and meeting him over the past couple of weeks. Both he and his team obviously have a history of success in the championship over the past couple of years. Looking forward to working with the new team and seeing what we can achieve in the Middle East.”

This strategic announcement comes on the heels of Evans GP’s dominant weekend at Donington Park, where the team showcased their prowess in the GB4 Championship, claiming both pole positions and winning all three races. The team’s success underscores their meticulous preparation and strategic approach to motorsport events.

Looking forward, the team is gearing up for the challenges of the 2024 Formula Regional Middle East Championship, featuring five rounds at circuits in the United Arab Emirates. Evans GP aims to cement their reputation as a leading force in the highly competitive world of motorsport.

The 2024 Formula Regional Middle East Championship comprises five rounds:

Round 1: Yas Marina Circuit, United Arab Emirates – January 12th to 14th

Round 2: Yas Marina Circuit, United Arab Emirates – January 19th to 21st

Round 3: Dubai Autodrome, United Arab Emirates – February 2nd to 4th

Round 4: Yas Marina Circuit, United Arab Emirates – February 9th to 11th

Round 5: Dubai Autodrome, United Arab Emirates – February 16th to 18th


Evans GP is a professional motor racing team participating in the Formula Regional Asian Championship, Formula Regional Middle Eastern Championship, and the GB4 Championship. Our mission is simple: win races and championships. With a dedicated crew and skilled drivers, we strive for excellence and success in the high-stakes, high-performance world of motorsport.